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10 k west of Plettenberg Bay | Plettenberg Bay, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
+27 44 532 8226
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I were recommended this restaurant by our hotel and taxi was booked to take us there. The weather was poor as visibility was bad that night and I was surprised to be taken up a very dark track to the gated entrance. On entering the restaurant I was pleasantly surprised by the ambience but even more surprised... More 

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Thank Lorrainec270
Knysna, South Africa
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124 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My last review of this restaurant was in February 2011 and having been there for a celebratory lunch today I still maintain that in my view it is the best fine dining restaurant in the Knysna/Plettenberg Bay area.The menu is updated on a regular basis and my wife and I tried new twists on two old dishes: The line fish... More 

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Thank MalkieM
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing location. The service was very fast and the quality of food was absolutely spot on. I would recommend it to anyone in the area. Had an amazing dinner and I will definitely be back for more!

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Thank Ramon F
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an amazing starter and the Asian pulled pork was to die for and then dessert was very very good. Has a beautiful setting and the service was superb

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Thank SeanFaesen
London
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350 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Zinzi is in the grounds of Hunters Country House and Tsala Treetop Lodge within a beautiful setting especially during daylight. Of an evening the restaurant is full of character. The food and service were good and at 410 ZAR per person for dinner it’s good value. Ensure you make a reservation at least one month in advance as it is... More 

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Thank SeriousTraveller01
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were hoping to have a fantastic meal but it was quite poor and very bland. Amazing setting, good service.

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Thank Kaya S
Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear Kaya S Thank you for choosing to dine at Zinzi and commending the amazing setting as well as good service. However, we feel saddened to read that you found the food to be quite poor and bland. Could you kindly send me further details of your meal to zinzi@hunterhotels.com I would very much like to investigate as we endevour... More 

Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on a Saturday night as two families. We were late owing to the taxi sending the wrong vehicle for the number of people we had, but the staff quickly settled us into our table and provided excellent service all evening, accompanied by really good food and wine. The choice of the food was excellent and the way that... More 

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Thank Mark S
Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear Mark S Thank you for your lovely review following your dining experience at Zinzi. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful experience and look forward to having you join us again in the near future! Kindest regards The Zinzi Team More 

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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easter Saturday so booking essential. Lovely cosy setting deep inside the forest 3 Km along the dirt road. Pork belly, kingklip and green Thai chicken curry all very well prepared. Menu has separate vegetarian section with 6 delicious choices. Service very prompt and friendly. Food arrived in 10-15 minutes and as said before, very tasty. You cannot go wrong here.... More 

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Thank Mark F
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is very special fine dining without being uptight or pretentious with gorgeous African decor and a surprising but welcome coziness about the room. The hosts were very warm and helpful and the food was delicious and beautifully presented. We both had ostrich carpaccio and kudu steak. Perfect for meatasauruses like us.

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Thank KBee83
Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear KBee83 Thank you for your lovely review on our sister property, Tsala Treetop Lodge. We will most certainly pass your positive feedback on to them. Warmest regards Sally-Anne Zinzi Restaurant Manager More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this by chance, off the beaten track so look it up before travelling, a few miles from Plettenburg Bay . Had my first veggie Putannesca which was just amazing , hooked on it now . High end food , service unobtrusive , beautiful surroundings inside and out .. again coming from UK so very well priced , under £40... More 

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Thank mkb40
Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear mkb40 Thank you for your delightful review! We are thrilled that you found us and that you particularly enjoyed the Vegetarian Putannesca! We hope you will be able to join us again during your next travels through Plett. Kindest regards The Zinzi Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 k west of Plettenberg Bay | Plettenberg Bay, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay  >  Harkerville
  • Phone Number: +27 44 532 8226
Description
Vibrant and casual with distinctive international flavours, Zinzi Restaurant offers an abundant & tasty menu.
Ideal for sun-downers on the deck, or for a relaxed dining experience, Zinzi embraces the spirit of hearty cuisine and zesty ingredients with a choice selection of a la carte menu items. A meal at Zinzi is truly an abundant experience of honest food, warm service and superb ambience, at an affordable price.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?